Jeffrey Hutton

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Jeff is a contributing writer for The News Lens. He is a freelance writer and journalist living in Jakarta specializing in politics, business and development issues.

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2017/04/27 | Jeffrey Hutton

Coldplay, Ahok and Fixing Jakarta

To make progress in Jakarta, it won’t be enough to simply say: 'I will fix you.'

2016/12/06 | Jeffrey Hutton

Snow Days in Jakarta

The 200,000 Muslim conservative protesters who took to the streets of Jakarta on Friday walked a tightrope between success and alienation, writes Jeffrey Hutton.

2017/02/20 | Jeffrey Hutton

The Heart of the Matter in Jakarta

The silver lining from Wednesday’s results is that Ahok, an ethnic Chinese, was on the ballot at all, writes Jeffrey Hutton in Jakarta.

2017/10/23 | Jeffrey Hutton

Gay Man Speaks on Indonesian Intolerance from Jakarta Prison

Growing intolerance in Indonesia is taking a human toll on gay men rounded up and prosecuted for public nudity under the country's archaic anti-pornography laws.

2017/02/13 | Jeffrey Hutton

In Indonesia, Women Take a Stand Against Everyday Graft

When it comes to fighting corruption, a group of women are challenging their peers to look in the mirror.

2017/01/04 | Jeffrey Hutton

From Turning Tricks to Stomping Kickflips in Jakarta

Park life in the slums: Why the problems facing the controversial Jakarta governor could hurt the city’s skateboarding community.

2017/03/14 | Jeffrey Hutton

Jakarta Keeps Street-Level Integrity amid Indonesia's Colossal Kickback Scandal

Indonesia is in the grips of a kickback scandal that reaches into the pocket of almost every single Indonesian.

2016/12/16 | Jeffrey Hutton

The iPhone or the App: Why Indonesia Risks Being Nudged out of the Tech Game

It’s not the iPhones Indonesia should make it’s the apps on the phones, writes Jeffrey Hutton.

2018/02/02 | Jeffrey Hutton

On the Front Line with Indonesia's Transgender Community

Amid an increasingly conservative national mood, Indonesia's transgender community is once again on the front line in the battle against intolerance.

2018/02/14 | Jeffrey Hutton

Corruption 101: An Insider's Guide to Graft in Indonesia

Jeffery Hutton offers a rare peek inside the sooty world of coal mining and the greased palms that make it happen.

2018/04/06 | Jeffrey Hutton

INDONESIA: Walking with Waria as LGBT Humiliation Accelerates in Aceh

The ongoing crackdown on expressions of LGBT identity in Indonesia has a painful human cost.

2017/01/28 | Jeffrey Hutton

In Indonesia, Change Doesn’t Start at Home

Attitudes in Indonesia aren't terribly liberal to begin with. One survey has found that gay, lesbian and transgendered Indonesian were the most hated group in the country.

2016/12/27 | Jeffrey Hutton

HIV in Asia – A Tale of Two Cities

The cultural and institutional headwinds suggest Indonesia’s HIV-AIDS epidemic will get worse before it gets better, writes Jeff Hutton.

2017/05/08 | Jeffrey Hutton

Indonesia’s Next Jokowi?

The secret to reform in Indonesia is simple, don’t mention religion.